"If you read the editorial to the end, you will see that education coverage in the Los Angeles Times--apparently including the editorials--is underwritten by a group of billionaires, including Eli Broad. But of course the piper doesn't call the tune. Except when he does. I know I am supposed to be taking a break, but I assumed the holidays would be a quiet time. I was wrong. The Los Angeles Times published this editorial today about charter schools that pretends to be balanced, but it is not. The best part about the editorial is the comments that follow, each of them expressing a thoughtful response about why it would not be a good idea to let Eli Broad take control of half the children in LAUSD just because he wants to."